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    Hi guys, I've just graduated with an engineering degree from a russel group uni but I'm really not interested in engineering and would much rather be in finance. I soon start work with an engineering firm on a graduate scheme and have seen the AAT level 3 is offered at a local college as an evening course which I could enrol onto.
    My question is is this a sensible thing for me to do? I'm a little late in the year to apply for other graduate roles in finance and frankly dont have any finance related experience on my CV so thought doing this course in the meantime might help for next year.
    Any advice on a sensible and efficient approach to making this career change would be appreciated. Thanks
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    Wait, and apply for ACA training schemes from September.
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    (Original post by CSTF)
    Wait, and apply for ACA training schemes from September.
    The course costs about £900 and as I said i dont think I have enough on ny CV to get any finance graduate roles next year. Would you say it's not worth doing the course?
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    (Original post by Noybb)
    Hi guys, I've just graduated with an engineering degree from a russel group uni but I'm really not interested in engineering and would much rather be in finance. I soon start work with an engineering firm on a graduate scheme and have seen the AAT level 3 is offered at a local college as an evening course which I could enrol onto.
    My question is is this a sensible thing for me to do? I'm a little late in the year to apply for other graduate roles in finance and frankly dont have any finance related experience on my CV so thought doing this course in the meantime might help for next year.
    Any advice on a sensible and efficient approach to making this career change would be appreciated. Thanks
    First off all, congrats to the First class!
    You don't state what exactly you want to do; finance is very broad.

    I think AAT is more focused on school leavers rather than recent graduates.
    ACCA and CFA are two options you could possibly explore.
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    (Original post by Noybb)
    The course costs about £900 and as I said i dont think I have enough on ny CV to get any finance graduate roles next year. Would you say it's not worth doing the course?
    You've got an engineering degree, you have enough background in maths/finance to get on. It's not worth doing AAT when you can go straight to ACA as you have a degree. If you're that worried, organise a few weeks at an accounting firm but just touch up on your CV and you'll be fine.
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